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Today’s Tip– Space after Paragraphs

Before I dig in, this tip is the same for both Windows and Mac versions of Word. Let me set the scene. You are doing some work in Word, and you need to have more line spaces between each paragraph. What we tend to do, is to press the Enter Key more than once. What then happens is we end up with extra line breaks in the document which affect the automatic spacing on the page.

Far better to allow Word to control the spacing after a paragraph.How to control spacing after paragraphs

This is done via Styles. Now you may have different preferences, more space after a heading style and before the following paragraph or more space between paragraphs of the same style.

I am making a stretch here that you know what Styles are and how to use them! If not, I have a course for that…

Back to adding space after.

Here is how you do it.

In the Style Gallery right click the style to change (I will update the Normal Style but you can do this to any style you want to) choose Modify.

How to control spacing after paragraphs

Next you will need to click the Format button at the bottom of the dialogue box that opens and choose Paragraph.

How to control spacing after paragraphs

You will see in the image that I have added 6 points after – this means that when I press the Enter Key, Word will automatically place 6 points of space between the paragraphs. You may want to experiment with how many points you need

This will mean less keyboard presses, as you won’t need to press the Enter Key so often! It also means that Word now controls exactly where the typing goes on the page and that is a good thing.

Work Smarter with Style – course

I did mention that I have a course about Styles, and there is one for Windows users and one for Mac users

Here is a link to the course directory, there you can pick the one that works for you be it the Windows or Mac Version.

Course Directory

 

How to control spacing after paragraphs

 

 

 

 

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Hi, I'm Shelley

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